Not all of us will be spending summer on a yacht or sailboat. Most of us are lucky to get to the beach a couple of weekends. But there’s nothing stopping us from dreaming about cruising around on a luxury liner or embracing the nautical fashion trend on dry land.
Like florals and pastels, nautical fashion was a common theme on the Spring 2019 runways with designers embracing the sailor look. Monse mixed classic blue and white striped tops with nautical rope prints, while Sies Marjan showed various stripes and by-the-sea whites. Chanel went all out with straw hats, breezy white dresses and models walking barefoot on an indoor beach.
Fashion editors and bloggers are out to prove you can rock the nautical trend anywhere. Follow their lead by experimenting with the trend, but steer clear of anything that looks too costumey. Breton stripes, sailor button details and a red, white and blue color palette make the vibe clear and work for land and sea. Concerned about staying on the right course? Try unexpected colors and unique takes on classic patterns, then temper the nautical vibes with other pieces in your closet.
Here are 15 nautical fashion pieces that can be worn around town or on a superyacht.